Ponoka RCMP pursue man running through canola field

Driver failed to stop for police

Flight from police

On July 25, 2019 the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit attempted to stop a Dodge truck travelling westbound at approximately 150 km/h.

The truck turned north on Baker Road and after entering the soft gravel almost lost control of vehicle and came to a stop. The male driver jumped out and ran into a canola field. Male was apprehended a short while later. During the first male’s flight from Police, the male passenger in the truck jumped into the driver’s seat and took off.

A 29-year-old male from Edmonton was arrested and charged with flight from police and speeding while operating a motor vehicle without holding a subsisting operator’s license. The male also had warrants out of Edmonton.

Stolen trailer

The Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a white Forest River cargo trailer stolen overnight. Trailer contained a black and orange Polaris side by side, a generator, and ATV tires.

Scam alert

The RCMP is warning the public of a current scam. Suspects will contact victims via telephone. They will tell victims that their identity had been stolen and being used overseas.

Suspect(s) will then convince victims to withdraw money and use it to buy Google Play cards and ask for remote access to victims’ computers.

The suspects call from numerous phone numbers. Do not allow remote access to your computer, give money or give out any information.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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